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Areas Sphere

Postby Adriorn Darkcloak » Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:20 pm

Recently I've been posting or telling Eilistraee a bunch of bugs, mistakes, stat-issues dealing with different zones. Mobs that don't work as they should, quests, etc. Bottom line, it's not Eili's sphere, yet she still does alot.

Maybe its time to designate/promote/add someone to the Areas sphere that actually plays actively to help relieve some of the burden and actually get work done in regards to areas, mobs, quests, etc.

Just a suggestion.
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Re: Areas Sphere

Postby Raiwen » Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:53 pm

You suck. You're not supposed to give good ideas on here!
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Re: Areas Sphere

Postby Shevarash » Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:21 pm

Are you volunteering...?
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Re: Areas Sphere

Postby Adriorn Darkcloak » Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:39 pm

I failed Pascal. Twice. I took a LOGO course over the summer as a kid, and the LOGO turtle died on me. I got a VIC20 for Christmas one year, and for 2 years I would run infinite loops. If I knew a LICK of code, I would have volunteered ages ago. My condition callers on Zmud make anyone in group crash. You need someone who knows coding well.

Hey, I volunteered to help fix typos, but was turned down.
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Re: Areas Sphere

Postby Gormal » Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:47 pm

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Re: Areas Sphere

Postby Shevarash » Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:53 pm

You don't need one iota of coding knowledge to work on Areas.

Areas are contained in flat text files with a fairly simple to understand format. Usage of tools like TE and DE simplify this even further. I' m not suggesting you're the ideal candidate for what you recommended, Adriorn - just pointing out that you don' t need to be a coder to write zones. In fact, very few area makers over the years have had any working knowledge of programming.
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Re: Areas Sphere

Postby Yayaril » Tue Jun 10, 2008 5:35 pm

Shevarash wrote:You don't need one iota of coding knowledge to work on Areas.

Areas are contained in flat text files with a fairly simple to understand format. Usage of tools like TE and DE simplify this even further. I' m not suggesting you're the ideal candidate for what you recommended, Adriorn - just pointing out that you don' t need to be a coder to write zones. In fact, very few area makers over the years have had any working knowledge of programming.


In other words, working in Areas is boring.
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Re: Areas Sphere

Postby Gormal » Tue Jun 10, 2008 5:42 pm

And writing code is exciting? You can do better than that Yayaril!
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Re: Areas Sphere

Postby Shevarash » Tue Jun 10, 2008 5:45 pm

I've always found writing areas and coding to be pretty exciting, but to each their own
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Re: Areas Sphere

Postby Adriorn Darkcloak » Tue Jun 10, 2008 5:51 pm

Oh I know Shev, I wrote two zones for Homeland and one ages ago for some Swedish mud. But in the end, procs, scripts, etc., are all Greek to me. Gotta know that part too. Plus, without OLC, writing zones is a completely different monster.

Regardless, I think someone needs to be added/promoted/relegated/forced into the slot, and pronto.
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Re: Areas Sphere

Postby Pril » Tue Jun 10, 2008 6:26 pm

Adriorn Darkcloak wrote:Oh I know Shev, I wrote two zones for Homeland and one ages ago for some Swedish mud. But in the end, procs, scripts, etc., are all Greek to me. Gotta know that part too. Plus, without OLC, writing zones is a completely different monster.

Regardless, I think someone needs to be added/promoted/relegated/forced into the slot, and pronto.



Can Cyric chime in on this since this is his area? Cyric are there any plans for promoting someone to greater areas or a good single point of contact for us all? I think anyone who has zone issues at this point just goes straight to Eil a good 60% of the time and to Marth the other 40%.

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Re: Areas Sphere

Postby Adriorn Darkcloak » Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:43 pm

And Marth has been MIA as of late, sadly.
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Re: Areas Sphere

Postby Gormal » Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:05 pm

Cyric... yeah right. He makes Shev's 2 month MIA look like a quick beer run. We won't even talk about his contributions when he's not running loose on the streets. Why don't you just ask for Kia to come back?
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Re: Areas Sphere

Postby spunionring » Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:28 pm

Shevarash wrote:Are you volunteering...?


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Re: Areas Sphere

Postby Dalar » Wed Jun 11, 2008 12:37 am

Shevarash wrote:You don't need one iota of coding knowledge to work on Areas.

Areas are contained in flat text files with a fairly simple to understand format. Usage of tools like TE and DE simplify this even further. I' m not suggesting you're the ideal candidate for what you recommended, Adriorn - just pointing out that you don' t need to be a coder to write zones. In fact, very few area makers over the years have had any working knowledge of programming.


Can I volunteer?
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Re: Areas Sphere

Postby Lathander » Wed Jun 11, 2008 2:10 am

Get chopping on Shadowdale!!!
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Re: Areas Sphere

Postby Ashiwi » Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:28 pm

So was there ever any further discussion about instituting an in-game editing system like Exile had?
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Re: Areas Sphere

Postby Gormal » Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:36 pm

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Re: Areas Sphere

Postby bawog » Sat Jun 14, 2008 1:40 am

I for one have volunteered multiple times for both areas and coding when I played sent PM's emails the whole 9 yards was never once responded to except from Marthammor after 3 months of waiting for a response from Cyric. To each their own, I don't mind helping this game out, and in what limited time I have to relax I wouldn't mind running through fixing typos adjust that kind of items and fix quests. Yes this is a volunteer just let me know how I can be of assistance, would like to see this place get some loving.

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Re: Areas Sphere

Postby Ashiwi » Sat Jun 14, 2008 12:18 pm

Homeland's was cleaner, neater, prettier, easier and happier.
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